Explore some of the stories of our work in social innovation and impact – from talks, workshops and roundtables, to projects and programmes.

Shine UK Innovation Award 2022 winner

After a months-long scouting and vetting process, our partners at Swiss Re Foundation and Impact Hub Kings Cross have finally selected the winner of

20 December 2022 | Imran Ali
Build Your Business – Case Study: Jassa Singh

Tell us your story Jassa, what’s a typical day in the life of your work? No day is ever exactly the same, yet there are certain things that I can

29 November 2022 | Imran Ali
#iWill Launch

Global Fund for Children are launching a new program –  #iwill – and with our help, GFC will be investing £300,000 into four Bradford-based

15 November 2022 | Imran Ali
Introduction to Social Investment

Join us on for a two-hour workshop and introduction to social investment, delivered by Good Finance as part of our Local Access Bradford District

11 November 2022 | Imran Ali
Build Your Business – Case Study: Kayle McCoy

As part of the Build Your Business programme, enterprise coach Imran Hussain is developing a series of case studies highlighting the entrepreneurial

08 November 2022 | Imran Ali
Enterprise Development Programme 2022/23

We're very excited to be working with our friends at the Ubele Initiative and Access (The Foundation for Social Investment), on the next round of

01 November 2022 | Imran Ali
Build Your Business – Case Study: Ritu Dagar

As part of the Build Your Business programme, enterprise coach Imran Hussain is developing a series of case studies highlighting the entrepreneurial

26 October 2022 | Imran Ali
Autumn at the Hub: Change is coming…

Impact Hub Bradford is heading into the Autumn months recharged and rebooted, with a bunch of exciting developments and changes coming up… New

25 September 2022 | Imran Ali
Sending The Unit to Keighley

Wow. Six months have flashed past and our screen industries programme, The Unit has gone from an idea to a burgeoning community of almost a hundred

23 September 2022 | Imran Ali
Introducing Ayub Younis: Enterprise Coach

Ayub Younis recently joined our Build Your Business programme as a Business Enterprise Coach, alongside Imran Hussain. Ayub has hit the ground

23 September 2022 | Imran Ali
Our Legal Partners: Schofield Sweeney LLP & Basharat Ali

We'd like to give a special shout out to our legal partners Schofield Sweeney LLP and in particular Basharat Ali, one of their partners with deep

22 July 2022 | Imran Ali
Sponsoring Members: Green Street x ITC

Collisions and connectedness are two of the fundamental tenets of our work here at Impact Hub Bradford, from connecting members to each other, to

22 July 2022 | Imran Ali
Levelling up the UK through inclusive innovation

Impact Hub Bradford was recently featured in the Connected Places Catapult magazine as part of a vision for what "inclusive innovation" could be and

15 June 2022 | Imran Ali
Launch of Local Access Bradford District

Launch of Local Access Bradford District marks another chapter in Bradford’s ongoing legacy of social innovation Local Access Bradford District

10 June 2022 | Imran Ali
Hosting “Seeing Is Believing”

Earlier today we hosted the first of four city visits from Business in the Community's Seeing is Believing programme, immersing business leaders in

06 June 2022 | Imran Ali
City Of Culture 2025: Bradford Wins!

Our CEO, Kamran Rashid, is also one of the founding directors of Bradford's bid to become the UK City of Culture 2025. With news of the bid's

31 May 2022 | Imran Ali
Build Your Business – Case Study: Raja Ali

As part of the Build Your Business programme, enterprise coach Imran Hussain is developing a series of case studies highlighting the entrepreneurial

30 May 2022 | Imran Ali
Build Your Business: Introducing Enterprise Coach, Imran Hussain

We caught up with our newly appointed Enterprise Coach, Imran Hussain, as part of the Build Your Business programme recently. Imran's a month into

30 May 2022 | Imran Ali
The Dome Of The Hub

Last Friday, the team got to enjoy a demo of Live Cinema's "fulldome" immersive experience, thanks to Kate Wellham, a Bradford-based expert in 360º

25 April 2022 | Imran Ali
Meet Aïcha Bahij, creator of our mural, “This Is The Home Of Change”

We recently caught up with Aïcha Bahij – creator of This Is The Home Of Change – to reflect on the wonderful mural she created for our hub. It

06 April 2022 | Imran Ali
Launching… The Unit

Last week saw the launch of The Unit, our new partnership with Keighley Creative, backed by Channel 4 and Bradford Council - to create and access

25 March 2022 | Imran Ali
Social Enterprise Support Fund – Second Round

We're really pleased to be opening applications for the second round of the Social Enterprise Support Fund in just under two weeks time, offering

15 February 2022 | Imran Ali
Welcoming Aila Malik to the team

Earlier this month we welcomed Aila Malik – via the government's Kickstarter programme – to join the team as the first of our new Community

19 December 2021 | Imran Ali
Social Enterprise Support Fund

We're very excited to announce the opening of applications for Unltd's Social Enterprise Support Fund – offering grants between £10k -

01 December 2021 | Imran Ali
Meet Tim Rogers, of the Yorkshire Space & Satellite Centre

We're very excited that Impact Hub will be supporting on of the district's most interesting social entrepreneurs, Tim Rogers, a founder of the

26 October 2021 | Imran Ali
Now playing… “Aaliyah (After Antigone)”

Impact Hub Bradford has been transformed this week as Freedom Studios have turned the hub into the set for their new play “Aaliyah (After

11 October 2021 | Imran Ali
Innovation Hubs for more Diverse & Inclusive Cities

On 13th October, our CEO Kamran Rashid took part in a unique online discussion with the leaders of other Impact Hubs, on how their respective hubs

11 October 2021 | Imran Ali
OpenHaus November: “Purpose Led Ventures”

In this month's edition of OpenHaus, we hosted Fiona Ras-Jones as she spoke about purpose-led ventures and how creating an ethical, transparent

10 October 2021 | Imran Ali
OpenHaus October: There Is No Side Hustle, with Servane Mouazan

Our October edition of OpenHaus featured guest speaker Servane Mouazan who shared her perspectives on portfolio careers in: There Is No Side Hustle

09 September 2021 | Imran Ali
I Could Never Take The Place of Your Man(dip)

Mandip, our Chief Operating Officer and a cofounder of Impact Hub Bradford, has been a vital part of the journey of the company over many years, so

08 September 2021 | Imran Ali
OpenHaus September – Pitch, Please: How to Share the Story of Your Work and Why it Matters’

After a short break for the summer, we're really excited to resume our monthly OpenHaus series, with guest speaker Steve Richards, and a discussion

08 September 2021 | Imran Ali
The Phoenix Way: Partners Meeting

Last month, we were honoured to host the first in-person gathering of The Phoenix Way, a consortium of organisations which will be creating a series

10 August 2021 | Imran Ali
Local Access Programme: A Call for Board Members

The vision of the Local Access Programme that the Bradford Social Innovation Partnership been helping to steer is that by 2030, Bradford has a

30 July 2021 | Imran Ali
Ben McKenna at the Makers Festival

Last month, Ben McKenna – currently on our SUSTAIN programme – was invited to speak at the global Makers Festival, a gathering of all 100+

20 July 2021 | Imran Ali
Joining the Baobab Foundation

We're really excited to share that Impact Hub Bradford has become a proud member of Baobab, a new foundation that seeks to do things differently by

16 June 2021 | Imran Ali
Asma Elbadawi: Beyond The Surface

Asma Elbadawi has just been appointed as a brand ambassador for Adidas, for her work on inclusion in sport. Just last week she was featured in the

16 June 2021 | Imran Ali
Supporting Gender Empowerment

Following on from our discussion of Big Female Energy on International Women's Day earlier this year, our Chief Operating Officer, Mandip Sahota, was

16 June 2021 | Imran Ali
Introducing the SUSTAIN Cohort

  Last month we welcomed the SUSTAIN programme’s inaugural cohort to an online induction event for their first gathering. The cohort has

31 May 2021 | Imran Ali
Another Level: What’s missing from levelling up?

Last week, our CEO Kamran Rashid joined former Cabinet Secretary Gus O’Donnell, Rt Hon Justine Greening, former Secretary of State for Education

30 April 2021 | Imran Ali
Stories of Courage – Founders who Opened Impact Hubs

"Courage is when your inner voice tells you can’t do it – and yet you do it. The fear is palpable and the uncertainty ahead raises doubts, but

23 April 2021 | Imran Ali